Agrifood supply chains are complex and involve many actors — from small-scale farmers, primary processors, and traders to product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. Emerging blockchain technologies, which improve transparency, security, and durability of supply chains, show promise for addressing the current limitations of food supply chain management:
Blockchain can assist the agricultural and food sectors deal with and managing predictable dangers and maintaining affordability throughout the ecosystem. However, our higher educators and those in advisory positions to traditional sectors such as food and beverage production and processing or agriculture are already lagging. There is a large digital knowledge gap given the fast-paced development and applicability of emerging technologies, our education provision and a consumer-led pressure for change in a post Covid economy.
The Blockchain for Agrifood Educators project aims to tackle societal challenges in the food supply chain and drive the digital transformation of the food sector. The project’s objectives include: